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Overcoming manufacturing downtime with the use of rooftop solar

25th May 2022 The upcoming Manufacturing Indaba offers solar rooftop entities a unique opportunity to exhibit solar solutions to attending manufacturers in a bid to forge indispensable networks 

Joburg to launch IPP electricity procurement in three months

By: Terence Creamer     24th May 2022 The City of Johannesburg will issue a request for proposals (RFP) for the procurement of electricity from independent power producers in three months, Executive Mayor Mpho Phalatse announced in her closing address to the two-day Joburg Energy Indaba. Phalatse said the procurement would be... 

The prevalent Amazon Effect and its impact on manufacturers

24th May 2022 Only those manufacturers who embrace the prevalent ‘Amazon Effect’ will be able to keep abreast of and outpace local and global competitors. The covid-19 pandemic and technological revolution has introduced a new level of innovation in the way business operations are conducted. A decade ago, it... 

Sevenfold increase in yearly clean hydrogen needed to hit 2050 net-zero target  

By: Martin Creamer     23rd May 2022 Annual production of clean hydrogen would need to increase more than sevenfold for the world to hit net zero in 2050, say the leading founders of McKinsey & Company’s platform for climate technologies, Bernd Heid of Cologne, Martin Linder of Munich, and Mark Patel of San Francisco, who add that... 

Joburg aims to partner with IPPs on R26bn electricity investment strategy  

By: Terence Creamer     23rd May 2022 The City of Johannesburg says it plans to partner with independent power producers (IPPs) on a R26-billion electricity investment strategy, which is designed to end load-shedding and place City Power on a more financially and environmentally sustainable footing. The strategy involves a... 

Zambia’s amethysts, emeralds still tops, but mining could be better

By: Tracy Hancock     20th May 2022 The state of Zambia’s amethyst and emerald mining sectors has improved after the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in poor demand. However, the sectors continue to battle systemic undercapitalisation, while the chamber continues to advocate for amendments to the tax regime to encourage... 

Southern Africa deemed highly prospective for diamonds

By: Nadine Ramdass     20th May 2022 Diamond exploration and project development company Botswana Diamonds regards Southern Africa as one of the most prospective destinations for diamonds globally. The Kalahari region of Botswana has potential for a new diamond mine, while the Thorny River project, in Limpopo, South Africa, has... 

Mining Indaba pulling African Presidents closer for benefit of the continent

By: Martin Creamer     20th May 2022 The Investing in African Mining Indaba has emerged from the pandemic with a new tangible sense of African cohesion. The four presidents of South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) were often seen forming a cohesive unit. The conviviality evident among them bodes... 

CGA calls for Public Enterprises budget to address private sector ownership at ports

By: Marleny Arnoldi     19th May 2022 The Citrus Growers’ Association (CGA) is hoping Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan will use his 2022/23 budget speech to address the challenges at South Africa's ports. Delays and backlogs at the ports are threatening the longer-term sustainability and profitability of the citrus... 

The Manufacturing Indaba 2022 addresses the need for business to swiftly adapt and remain competitive in a post pandemic era

19th May 2022 Join the in-person Manufacturing Conversation: Reigniting economic growth through manufacturing 

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